He’s one of the most famous faces in the industry, and now Hideo Kojima’s career will be recognised by BAFTA with its highest award. During the BAFTA Game Awards ceremony on 2nd April, the Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding creator will receive the BAFTA Fellowship, an accolade designed to reward outstanding contributions to the arts. He’ll be in good company, as previous inductees include Shigeru Miyamoto and Peter Molyneux.
“Thank you very much for this precious BAFTA Fellowship award,” Kojima said in a statement. “I am very honoured and would like to take this moment to reflect on the many predecessors that came before me, as I deeply respect their contributions to entertainment, whether in movies, television, or games. I would also like to thank those who have supported me over the years and I will continue my commitment to creating new and innovative ways that will push the world of ‘play’ entertainment forward.”